401  
WWUS81 KGYX 240733  
SPSGYX  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME  
333 AM EDT SUN MAY 24 2020  
 
MEZ007>009-012>014-242100-  
NORTHERN OXFORD-NORTHERN FRANKLIN-CENTRAL SOMERSET-  
SOUTHERN OXFORD-SOUTHERN FRANKLIN-SOUTHERN SOMERSET-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF UPTON, WILSONS MILLS, ANDOVER, BYRON,  
MIDDLE DAM, ROXBURY, SOUTH ARM, COBURN GORE, DAVIS, OQUOSSOC,  
RANGELEY, AVON, KINGFIELD, PHILLIPS, NEW PORTLAND, BRASSUA,  
LONG POND, MOOSEHEAD, PITTSTON FARM, SEBOOMOOK, BINGHAM, JACKMAN,  
BETHEL, BRYANT POND, HANOVER, LOCKE MILLS, MILTON, NEWRY,  
RUMFORD, NORWAY, FRYEBURG, OXFORD, FARMINGTON, NEW SHARON,  
NEW VINEYARD, TEMPLE, WILTON, CHESTERVILLE, JAY, ATHENS,  
CORNVILLE, SKOWHEGAN, PALMYRA, PITTSFIELD, EMBDEN, AND MADISON  
333 AM EDT SUN MAY 24 2020  
   
..ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER DANGER TODAY
 
 
A VERY DRY AIR MASS WILL BE IN PLACE TODAY AND WILL COMBINE WITH  
DEAD AND DRY FUELS SUCH AS GRASS, LEAVES AND TWIGS TO CREATE THE  
POTENTIAL FOR UNCONTROLLED FIRE SPREAD TODAY. THIS AFTERNOON,  
RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL DECREASE TO LEVELS BETWEEN 25 AND 30  
PERCENT. AT THE SAME TIME, SOUTHERLY WINDS BETWEEN 10 AND 15 MPH  
WILL CONTINUE TO DRY FUELS AND INCREASE FIRE SPREAD POTENTIAL.  
WIND GUSTS ARE EXPECTED TO DIMINISH LATER THIS EVENING WITH  
INCREASING RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES.  
 
EXTRA CAUTION SHOULD BE TAKEN TO PREVENT WILDFIRES. ALWAYS CONSULT  
WITH LOCAL FIRE OFFICIALS BEFORE ENGAGING IN ANY OPEN BURNING  
ACTIVITIES AND COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS.  
NEVER LEAVE AN OPEN FIRE UNATTENDED AND ALWAYS EXTINGUISH  
CAMPFIRES COMPLETELY BEFORE LEAVING.  
 

 
 
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